Catching Fire (Hunger Games #2) by Suzanne Collins

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“I wish I could freeze this moment, right here, right now and live in it forever.” – Suzanne Collins

Synopsis:

Sparks are igniting.
Flames are spreading.
And the Capitol wants revenge.

Against all odds, Katniss has won the Hunger Games. She and fellow District 12 tribute Peeta Mellark are miraculously still alive. Katniss should be relieved, happy even. After all, she has returned to her family and her longtime friend, Gale. Yet nothing is the way Katniss wishes it to be. Gale holds her at an icy distance. Peeta has turned his back on her completely. And there are whispers of a rebellion against the Capitol – a rebellion that Katniss and Peeta may have helped create.

Much to her shock, Katniss has fueled an unrest she’s afraid she cannot stop. And what scares her even more is that she’s not entirely convinced she should try. As time draws near for Katniss and Peeta to visit the districts on the Capitol’s cruel Victory Tour, the stakes are higher than ever. If they can’t prove, without a shadow of a doubt, that they are lost in their love for each other, the consequences will be horrifying.

This is the second book in the Hunger Games series. This was a great sequel to The Hunger Games. I liked it more than the first book. The story plays between the districts and the arena, which makes the story seem more fast-paced. When I noticed where the story led, my first thought was it was going to be a repetition of events from the first book. I was pleasantly surprised with the way it went. The arena was one I loved more than the first. I enjoyed the logic of the arena and the participants.

The characters in the second book were speaking more to my imagination than the first book. I can’t deny I got a little thing for Finnick Odair. In overall the people that competed in the arena sounded like good people that had a lot of things they went through in the past, which made them who they are (not always looking like a nice person from the way they act). This made everything that happened a lot harder to process.

I gave this book 4/5 stars.

Have fun reading!

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